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Thomas Sparrow

Birthplace: WV, USA
Death: Died in Spencer, Owen, IN, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Wright Sparrow and Mary White
Husband of Elizabeth Sparrow
Brother of Henry Sparrow; Joseph Sparrow; James Sparrow; Peter Sparrow; Dennis Sparrow and 3 others

Occupation: Came with Lincoln to KY, milk sickness killed the couple
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About Thomas Sparrow

Thomas Sparrow (c.1770-1818), brother of Lucey Hank's husband Henry. Resided in Mercer and Hardin Counties, Kentucky.

Since Thomas & Elizabeth were childless, they acted as foster parents at various times for three illegitimate children in the Hanks clan: Nancy Hanks (President Lincoln's mother), Dennis Hanks, and Sophia Hanks.

In 1817 they followed the Lincolns to Spencer County, Indiana. Elizabeth and Thomas died of the milk-sickness, as did President Lincoln's mother, in 1818.

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